Many people may not realize the significance of this thread.
1. To do it the "kosher" way, it is 9-10h of pain:
- Support engine through the hook (engine hoist needed = crane or wood support etc.).
It is difficult to find a hoist, you can rent it but it costs money.
- Remove subframe (this is a BIG job because a lot of nuts and bolts need to be removed).
- After the oil pan gasket is done, re-install the subframe.
- A wheel alignment is strongly recommended = more money
2. Doing it this way (Mudbone's way = cutting the gasket in 2 places and use RTV sealant) saves tons of time and money.
It may not sound "kosher" but it works great.
I have every confidence this will hold up very very well with time.
So Mudbone, if we don't hear from you for the 10 years, we know it is good news.
No news = good news LOL.
PS: That "Permatex Ultra Copper" is very good stuff, it will hold up at least 8-10 years, been there done that.